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The New Zealand Spectator and Cook's Strait Guardian January 4th 1862

The barque Arabella, Captain Pinches, from London, arrived here yesterday afternoon, after a protracted passage of 132 days, from London, and 116 days from land to land. She left London on the 24th August and Lands End on the 10th September and experienced light variable weather from the Channel to the Equator, where she was becalmed 14 days, from there to the island of Tristan d'Acunha she experienced light winds, and from thence strong winds with high sea, principally favourable, the vessel averaging from 190 to 220 miles per-day. Passed the island of Tasmania on the 25th December, sighted Stephen's Island on the 2nd January and was off the Heads at 4 am, on the 4th, and worked into port in fine style against a strong N W breeze. She brings a large cargo for this port and some for Napier, and 8 passengers and is consigned to A P Stuart & Co. We understand that she will be paid on the berth at napier for London with wool.